Cooking Measurement Conversion Equivalents

If you cook, it is a great idea to have on hand a list of common cooking measurement conversion equivalents. Anyone who cooks with recipes will find at one point or another, and probably several times over, the need to do some math and cooking measurement conversions.

What To Use Cooking Measurement Conversion Charts For

You might not realize it now, or maybe you do (if you searched this out you probably do!), but there will be times you will want to know some cooking measurement conversion ratios. If you have a way to convert measurements, you can scale recipes up or down to a size that makes sense for you. This is handy whether you are cooking for one or cooking for two, or whether you are cooking for a crowd. It also helps if you can convert between measurements used in different countries, for example metrics to U.S. units, as we now are so global, and that can open up recipes from many other cultures to you.

As well as the above, having cooking measurement conversion equivalents is also handy for those times when you just can’t find that missing measuring cup or measuring spoon that is called for.

Common Cooking Measurement Conversion Equivalents

Enough about that, though, what probably brought you here was the need for some equivalent. Here’s a list of the most common cooking measurement conversion rates.

  • Cooking Measurement Conversion3 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/8 Cup = 2 Tablespoons
  • ¼ Cup = 4 Tablespoons
  • ½ Cup = 8 Tablespoons
  • 1/3 Cup = 5 Tablespoons PLUS 1 Teaspoon
  • ¾ Cup = 12 Tablespoons
  • 1 Cup = 48 Teaspoons = 16 Tablespoons
  • 2 ounces = ¼ Cup
  • 4 ounces = ½ Cup
  • 8 Ounces = 1 Cup
  • 2 Cups = 1 Pint
  • 2 Pints = 1 Quart
  • 4 Quarts = 1 Gallon
  • 1 Teaspoon = 5 milliliters
  • 1/5 Teaspoon = 1 milliliter
  • 1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter
  • 1 Tablespoon = 15 milliliters (ml)
  • 1 Cup = 237 ml
  • 1 Pint = 473 ml = 2 Cups
  • 1 Quart = .95 Liter = 4 Cups
  • 1 Gallon = 3.8 Liters = 4 Quarts = 16 Cups
  • 1 Gram = .035 Ounce
  • 1 Ounce = 28 Grams
  • 100 Grams = 3.5 Ounces
  • 500 Grams = 1.10 Pounds
  • 1 Kilogram = 2.205 Pounds = 35 Ounces

In addition to these helpful cooking measurement conversion ratios, it helps also to know these common abbreviations used in cooking so you know what to convert to its equivalent:

  • Cup = C
  • Teaspoon = Tsp or t
  • Tablespoon = TBSP or T
  • Ounce = Oz.
  • Pound = Lb.
  • Gram = g
  • Kilogram = Kg
  • Liter = L
  • Milliliter = ml
  • Cubic Centimeter = cc
  • Gallon = gal.
  • Quart = qt.
  • Pint = pt.

Finally, you may also need to convert temperatures in a recipe between different origins, from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice-versa. Online calculators are great for this, but in a pinch you can do it yourself with this formula:

Fahrenheit to CelsiusFahrenheit to Celsius:

  • Take temp in F, subtract 32
  • Multiply times 5
  • Divide by 9
  • The formula looks like: F – 32 x 5 / 9 = C

Celsius to Fahrenheit:

  • Take temp in C, multiply by 1.8
  • Add 32
  • The formula looks like: (C x 1.8) + 32 = F

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